DETROIT General Motors today confirmed it plans to cut the third shift at its Lansing Delta Township assembly plant in Michigan before the end of the year.
About 1,000 workers employed at the plant will be laid off by no later than Dec. 21. Half of them are temporary employees, and the other half are full-time GM employees, GM spokesman Tom Wickham said.
The third shift was added temporarily in early September to the Lansing assembly plants schedule to sustain production for the launch of the Buick Enclave, Wickham said.
Everyone was told it was temporary, he said.
The company does not plan to alter production levels for the two remaining shifts at the plant, which assembles the Enclave, GMC Acadia and Saturn Outlook crossovers.